Yaser Said

Yaser Abdel Said is an Egyptian-American former taxi driver accused of murder. For 12 years, Said evaded arrest for the January 1, 2008, fatal shootings of his two daughters, Amina (18) and Sarah (17). Their bodies were found in his abandoned taxi cab in Irving, Texas, on the property of the Omni Mandalay Hotel (now the Omni Las Colinas Hotel). Said disappeared after the killings and remained a fugitive from law enforcement for 12 years, with six of those years being on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List for the fatal shootings. It is widely believed that Said killed his daughters as an honor killing. Said, who was very controlling over his family, felt that his daughters Amina and Sarah dishonored the family by refusing to adhere to traditional Islamic cultural behavior. On January 1, 2008, he lured them into his taxi cab on the pretense of taking them out to eat, where it is alleged he fatally shot them. Said faces an automatic life sentence if convicted.